Military Affairs Committee
Our Military Affairs Committee provides support to Robins Air Force Base in an effort to keep it viable as the economic engine that drives Middle Georgia. An additional membership fee is required.
Our Governmental Affairs Committee plans and/or participates in the following:
Committee Member Recruitment - The Middle Georgia Military Affairs Committee (MGMAC), under the direction of the Warner Robins Air Force Base Public Affairs Office, approves the Perry Military Affairs Committee's membership slots. A background check must be completed before approval and access to RAFB will be granted. The $300 per person per year dues are allocated to pay for the MGMAC membership plus cover additional committee expenses.
$500 Dollar Pledge – Members of the Perry Military Affairs Committee must commit to a $500 pledge that will go to the Family Support Services group on Robins Air Force Base. The members have the option of making a one-time payment of $500 or they can spread it out over a five-year period.
Middle Georgia Military Affairs Committee - MGMAC consists of the counties in the Middle Georgia area that are impacted by Robins Air Force Base (RAFB) and are committed to keeping it as the economic engine that drives our area. The committee provides RAFB an outlet through which to keep our community informed about issues and events at RAFB.
RAFB Air Show - Members of the Perry Military Affairs Committee assist with fundraising efforts to support this event when applicable.
Base Functions & Socials - The RAFB/PA invites members of the Perry Military Affairs Committee to various receptions, briefings, and events. Attendance at these functions is a key element of this committee and indicates our support for RAFB and serves to maintain relationships with key base personnel. Each member will attend as many as feasible and will diligently RSVP on all invitations.
21st Century Partnership - The Middle Georgia community created this organization to handle briefings regarding the BRAC hearings during the 1990's and 2000’s. The organization remains in operation to keep informed of defense issues that may affect RAFB. The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee, and President/CEO serve on the Board of Directors.
Independence Parade & Freedom Fireworks - The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce will continue working with RAFB/PA to support and promote participation in this annual celebration.
Chair: Randall Walker - Walker Energies
Board Liaison: Janet James- Flint Energies
Members: Tony Adolphues - Flint Energies, Joe Brownlee - Georgia Power, Rob Brooks - ComSouth, David Campbell - Perry Hospital, Scott Free - Coldwell Banker Robbins & Free, Aaron Gilmer - Gilmer Warehouse, Art Grady, Tammy Hamby - Hamby Automotive Network, Kelly Hillis - Bank of Perry, Kenna Scragg - International City Builders, Marsha Holder - Georgia Power, Keith Beckham - CB&T Bank, Eddie Slocumb - Office Monkies, Wanda Sullivan - Office Monkies, Jimmy Faircloth - City of Perry, Ross Faircloth - Planters First Bank, Jeff Loewen - EMICC, Cheri Adams - Houston Home Journal.
Staff Liaison: Darlene McLendon-President/CEO